Hello Amped Community,
It is the season of giving thanks, and our family at Humanities Amped is filled with gratitude for the generosity of your support. Thank you for believing in the talent, creativity, and value of our youth.
As 2022 is rapidly drawing to a close, we are excited to share with all of you some of our highlights from this past year. With many of our programs in full swing at Tara High School, we also want to share an overview of our programs and some of the successes we’ve achieved. While there have been many challenges over this past year, great things happen when youth voices are elevated! Please check out the impact and programming report here to learn about what we’ve been up to.
Thank you for being on this journey with us, and we hope that we can continue to count on your support this Giving Tuesday!
The Team at Humanities Amped
Humanities Amped Impact and Programming Report
The Humanities Amped mission is to model and share transformative educational practices that result in people’s power to shape their world. Our vision is to create a dynamic community of life-long learners and innovative civic leaders.
Humanities Amped provides high school classrooms, after school, and lunchtime programs with research-based practices that help youth experience belonging, well-being, and the power of their own voices. When youth have guided opportunities to practice community-engaged writing, research, and arts, they are able to aspire and amplify possibilities for themselves and the people around them.
"Humanities Amped put me in rooms I never thought I’d be in, and gave me the tools to make the difference in the world that I never thought I’d be the one to make, tools that I still use to this day.” -Amped Alum
"I love Humanities Amped soo much, like it's the reason why I be excited to come to school." -Amped Student
Humanities Amped By the Numbers
AMPED AFTERSCHOOL, SUMMER, AND LUNCHTIME PROGRAMS
"Humanities Amped teaches us how to use our voice and get out of our comfort zone [while] respecting other people’s differences, [we learn] how to use our minds to create solutions to major problems.” -YALL Member
Humanities Amped was like the hole in my life that was finally filled. I am a very anxious person. Humanities Amped encouraged communication in a way that was not at all forceful. This made me wanna talk to people, and surprisingly I made friends.” -Amped Studio Participant
Students participate in an arts and civic engagement club where they research a civic issue they are passionate about and use the recording arts, visual arts, or performing/literary arts to raise their voices for social change.
Students participate in activities during school lunches that promote joy, connection, and a sense of belonging on campus.
Youth Apprentice Leadrship League (YALL)
Student leaders receive training in restorative practices and implement peer-to-peer programming, resulting in positive impacts on school climate and culture.